Caroline Siedle (1859-1908) Costume Design Sketch Nobleman
Caroline Siedle is the first woman to receive credit for designing costumes for the stage and opera. She worked with Victor Herbert. She is important in the world of fashion as her designs influenced others who created movies which were occurring at the same time;for instance the Wizard of Oz and Babes in Toyland. Her drawings are in the collection of the Library of Performing Arts. She was one of the first women to receive credit and billing for her creations. On her death, Julian Mitchell remarked, "Without her assistance I should never have been able to carry out the musical comedy color schemes which have made beautiful stage pictures. Her taste was always good, and her ability to design amounted to genius." Union Station Kansas City houses some of her creations. They are beyond belief, as are her drawings.
This drawing on chipboard is over 100 years old. condition: overall excellent, some chipping to the corners as would be expected, might have been framed previously as there is a light oval around the image, might be there for dramatic effect.
A note on the color, it is rich and deep despite what my poor photos show.
signed lower right C.F. Siedle notes on the back including her home address in Yonkers
measures: 12 x 9 inches
Item ID: FA-154
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